It comes to Spring.
Spring is traditionally the most unstable time of the year, it may be joyful or gloomy, colorful or monochrome – generally speaking spring always has surprises.
When I started doing art (in 70’s) my favorite painting was “Spring fever” of Rockwell Kent. This artist was extremely popular among Soviet citizens and has become honorary member of Russian Academy of Arts and laureate of International Lenin award “For consolidation of peace among nationalities”.
At that moment I was interested in nature conditions, I experienced colors so deeply that my saliva was changing its taste from sweet to sour and than to salty.
In the “Spring fever” art piece nature have met my soul experience, it provoked nervousness, impatience and excitement. The only thing that stressed me - were horses. They trampled the earth and the thud of hooves is always a bit irritating. That’s why I have chosen silent animals for my project – worms, butterflies, bumblebees, beetles – they just touch the earth. I was interested in small details, unseen connections, which form continuity of life and vital impulsion. So silent and immaterial are also mythology characters or ancient spirits, which sometimes take different and often hybrid forms.
In 1991-1992 I created installations “Home museum 1 and 2”. This exhibition may be the third home museum, as there is also a shadow of nervous collection of a bit gloomy art collector.